Julie Vanhaverbeke

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Julie Vanhaverbeke

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Year 3 (8S) — U.S. Histoy

Meet the Teacher

Ms. Vanhaverbeke is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a graduate of Louisiana State University where she majored in History and Secondary Education. She taught history and math in Louisiana for three years before moving to Houston, TX. Ms. Vanhaverbeke believes in making History meaningful to all students and hopes to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills throughout her class. 

Course Overview

8th grade U.S. History explores 6 majors units of study. Unit 1 focuses on colonization of North America, with a focus on the 13 English colonies and their early influence on American government and culture. Unit 2 explores the founding of the United States by examining the American Revolution. Unit 3 is a focus on the U.S. Constitution and Government where students will study the principles of U.S. government. Unit 4 is titieled a New Nation and studies the early years of the United States by focusing on the first 6 presidents. Unit 5, A Growing Nation, follows America through Westward Expansion, Industrialization and Reform. Unit 6 ends the year by examining the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Class Website

For additional information please visit www.TanglewoodUSHistory.com